Missing Highland Park Boy Found On Near North Side

CHICAGO (CBS) — A missing 12-year old north suburban boy has been found safe in Chicago.

As WBBM Newsradio’s Bernie Tafoya reports, Chicago Police say shortly after 6:30 a.m. Monday, they received a 911 call about Vatrell Knox, who had been missing from his home in Highland Park.

LISTEN: WBBM Newsradio’s Bernie Tafoya reports

Police News Affairs Officer John Mirabelli says the 12-year-old boy had knocked on a door in the 700 block of West Evergreen Avenue in the old Cabrini-Green area, and a resident called police.

Vatrell had been missing since Sunday morning, when he walked away from his Highland Park home.

He has had a history of running away, and had previously been found in the 7900 block of South South Shore Drive, the 300 block of East North Water Street, and in the area of Navy Pier, the release said. He had been known to use trains and buses for transportation and would provide fictitious information if questioned.

Vatrell’s family his family was worried he might be in a bad frame of mind and hurt himself.

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.

  • Lyndia

    Got news for yas Highland Park is full of Section 8 housing and government corruption.

    • Jack

      Lyndia, you are a f**king idiot!!!!

  • Jaye

    I’m very glad that he’s safe.


    Jack, that is not me. Some sob uses my name to say something stupid. I am glad the child is back at home. I tried to post before, but they would not do it because a talked about the fool above you like the dog that she is.

    • German leprechaun

      Will the REAL Lyndia please step forward?! How the hell are we to know?!!

  • German leprechaun

    Aww, how cute… he was just trying to return to his roots in the JEX.

    • THEE Yard Ape

      No doubt “it” will return or start “it’s” criminal career in Highland Prk !!!!

      • German Leprechaun

        Indeed! There goes the North Shore!! Thought I’d never see the day…

  • Brodus Clay

    This is what happens when you force a species to live in an unfamiliar environment.

    • THEE Yard Ape

      @Brodus – so true !!!! LOL !!!

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